Why are dandelions so fabulous?

by Cat Woods

Dandelions are as good for us as they are for the bees!

I’ve recently been shocked to learn that the flowers I thought were weeds my whole life are actually a superfood! Here’s what you need to know about the health benefits of dandelions.

I know…you may be shocked by this, but it’s true. Dandelions are a superfood high enough in vitamin levels to put even kale and spinach to shame. Get ready to have your mind blown!

What are the health Benefits?

Dandelions are some of the most nutritionally dense greens you can eat. They are far more nutritious than kale or spinach. Dandelions are full of vitamins and antioxidants. In fact, a half-cup of dandelion greens has more calcium than a glass of milk!

The greens are also a good source of Vitamins C, A, and K. Dandelions are rich in potassium, giving them a strong diuretic quality as well as making them an excellent blood detoxifier.

Dandelions are noted for their ability to stabilise blood sugar, making them an excellent supplement for diabetics.

Plus, you can eat the flower too. In fact, every part of this little cheerful plant is edible! There are so many other ways people have used these little plants. Here are a few more of my favorites:

  • Detoxifies the liver – It can reestablish hydration and electrolyte balance. 
  • Slows Down Aging – This plant is full of antioxidants that fight free radicals. Free radicals are the things that age our bodies.
  • Helps Manage High Blood Pressure – Since it is a diuretic, it makes people pee more. This act can actually help lower blood pressure.
  • Lowers Cholesterol – Studies show thatdandelion plants can help raise HDL levels and balance cholesterol levels.

Please also see our blog on how to easily grow cress indoors, another superfood.

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